Boeing 747-400Go back
The iconic 747, often affectionately called the ‘Jumbo Jet’, has been manufactured in five main variants (-100, -200, -300, -400, -SP), but it is the 747-400 which is most commonly seen nowadays. Immediately identifiable by its partial upper deck, this aircraft – the first widebody aircraft produced – revolutionised travel when it entered commercial service in 1970.
The -400 model is distinguishable from its predecessors by the addition of 6ft high wingtips, affording it a 3% increase in range. Many airlines have retired their 747 fleets in favour of more efficient, twin-jet aircraft, with many models undergoing retrofitting into cargo aircraft.
Primary operators of the 747-400 include British Airways and United.
|Fuselage Length (m)||70.7|
|Tail Height (m)||19.4|
|Max Take Off Weight (lb)||875,000|
|Max Range (nm)||7,260 NM|
|Max Operation Mach No||0.92|
|Engine Models||PW 4056, GE CF6-80C2B1F, RR RB211-524H|
|Primary Operators||British Airways, United Airlines, Lufthansa|